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Cafe Yumm! Shows Strong Growth »

November 26, 2014 at 11:50AM PST | Source: Cafe Yumm!

Cafe Yumm! Opens in Salem, Wilsonville, and Lake Oswego.
Ranks No. 475 on the 2014 Franchise Times List of Largest Franchise Systems in the U.S.A.
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Eugene, OR. – With openings recently in Salem, Wilsonville, and Lake Oswego, Cafe Yumm! now operates 15 restaurants in Oregon and Washington.
The Salem restaurant at 2755 Commercial Street SE is the first Cafe Yumm! with a drive-thru. It is owned by franchisees Anna and Sean Zorn.
The Wilsonville restaurant at Argyle Square, 8589 SW Robert Burns Dr. is the first stand-alone Cafe Yumm! designed and built exclusively to Cafe Yumm! standards. It is owned by a subsidiary of Beau Delicious! International, LLC, the franchisor of Cafe Yumm! restaurants...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park To Open In Fargo »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

New Location Provides Area Residents with High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // FARGO, N.D. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Fargo on Friday, November 28 to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Fargo residents can hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone’s all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First San Mateo Location »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - San Mateo, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in San Mateo on November 19. Franchise owner Ed Phillips held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
The new restaurant, located at 2925 El Camino Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
"I'm very excited to open our first location in San Mateo," said Phillips. "As a brand, Jersey Mike's truly believes in serving a quality product and experience while making a difference for our customers...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Wichita, KS »

November 26, 2014 at 10:51AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on W. Taft St.
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – The first Wingstop location has landed in Wichita, Kansas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 7325 W. Taft Street, operated under the ownership of Steve Davis.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Wichita community,” commented Steve Davis, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

Leading Stir-Fry Restaurant Genghis Grill Opens For The Holidays »

November 26, 2014 at 10:48AM PST | Source: Genghis Grill

Concessions International Fires Up New Concept at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Just in time for the rush of holiday travel, Concessions International (CI) introduces a new fast and fresh restaurant option – Genghis Grill. As part of a joint venture between CI and MBC Concessions, Genghis Grill debuts this week at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport in Terminal E (near Gate E33).
Dallas-based Genghis Grill is known for its fresh market bar, which features an array of more than 80 delicious, fresh ingredients from which guests can build their own bowl. Now, traveling fans can get a taste of its fresh, hot and healthy dishes in a streamlined menu customized for those on the go...

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Announces The Grand Opening Of Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern In Grand Blanc, Michigan »

November 26, 2014 at 10:35AM PST | Source: Bagger Daves

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAGR) ("DRH" or the "Company"), the creator, developer and operator of the unique, full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern® ("Bagger Dave's") and one of the largest franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® ("BWW"), today announced the opening of a Bagger Dave's in Trillium Circle at 8235 Trillium Circle Avenue in Grand Blanc, Michigan on Sunday, November 23, 2014. This opening marks the fifteenth location for Bagger Dave's in the state of Michigan.
Trillium Circle is a lifestyle center located on Holly Road on the south side of Grand Blanc, in one of the most affluent areas of Genesee County. The restaurant is designed to appeal to a wide range of guests and showcases refreshed interior and exterior design elements, including signature historic photos of the community around the restaurant, as well an all-seasons outdoor patio...

The Key Element To Maximize The Sale Of Your Business »

November 26, 2014 at 10:25AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National Business Coaching and Advisory Firm, Advicoach®, Explains How Creating Systems and Processes Will Boost Your Asking Price
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - According to BizBuySells, an internet business-for-sale marketplace, in the third quarter of 2014, business owners received the highest percentage of asking price when selling their business since the recession took hold in mid-2008. The market is becoming increasingly more beneficial to the seller, and selling a well run business is becoming more lucrative than it has been in years. Whether you're ready to sell your business or not, it's necessary that your business always be sellable -- making sure that operation can continue without you, the business owner...

New Study Shows Age-Related Muscle Loss Is Reversible »

November 26, 2014 at 10:17AM PST | Source: Welcyon, Fitness After 50

Analysis of 77,000 Workouts by Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Proves Strength Training Produces Quick, Dramatic, and Sustainable Benefits in Adults Over 50
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDINA, Minn. – An exhaustive analysis by Welcyon, Fitness After 50 – a Minneapolis-based chain of health clubs specially designed for adults 50 or older – concludes that muscle loss can be reversed at any age, with the average member growing 56% stronger in three months and doubling in strength within a year by following a structured strength-training workout two or three times a week.
This is a critical finding since inactive adults lose 10% of their muscle mass per decade. By their 50s and 60s they are 30% to 40% weaker than in their late 20s...

Drinks On You! Applebee's New EGift Cards Enable Social Media Parties »

November 26, 2014 at 9:47AM PST | Source: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar

New Group Gifts, Animated Deliveries and Discounts Ready for the Holidays
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 24, 2014 - Starting this month, social media users and others can send each other beers, cocktails and food items as gifts via a growing number of gift card options and features from Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar®.
Applebee's has re-designed its gift card experience for both senders and receivers of gift cards that are redeemable at nearly 2,000 Applebee's locations across the country.
The new features enable those sending cards to custom-design their cards by occasion, send a delivery animation that electronically "unwraps" the card to reveal the amount, or add a personal photo, video or audio message and schedule its delivery...

HomeVestors Management Explains Its Role In The Recovering Residential Real Estate Market »

November 26, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

As the nation's largest cash home buyer, HomeVestors provides a way for franchisees to navigate the residential investment market.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors of America, Inc.'s Co-Presidents, David Hicks and Ken Channell, recently stated that during the residential real estate recovery, local investors and hedge funds reacted to the recovery by absorbing many available investment properties. Hicks and Channell participated in an interview with Corporate Review, a program that offers the business solutions from some of America's leading companies.
Watch HomeVestors' segment airing on the Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) on November 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (EST). Check your Local Listings for airtimes...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In Ocean Township »

November 26, 2014 at 8:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Ocean Township to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 26, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Ocean Township to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Edible Arrangements® Creates Exclusive Fruit Arrangement For Taste Of Home »

November 26, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Edible Arrangements

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wallingford, CT - Edible Arrangements® announced today it has created a fruit arrangement exclusively for Taste of Home, the world’s largest food and entertaining magazine.
"As the originator and industry leader of delicious, healthy and creatively designed fruit arrangements, we are thrilled to provide an exclusive arrangement at a special price for the Taste of Home audience," said Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements.
Offered at $10 savings, the exclusive Taste of Home arrangement is a sumptuous fruit bouquet overflowing with gourmet chocolate dipped pineapple daisies, strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and honeydew, along with apple bits dipped in decadent semisweet chocolate with white swizzle...

PostNet Franchises Offer Unique Opportunity For Digital Printing Collaboration »

November 26, 2014 at 8:06AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

Digital Printing Industry Expected to More Than Double
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - The digital printing industry is expected to more than double by 2024, providing growing opportunities for PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center.
For PostNet franchise owners, who provide a wide range of services including digital printing and graphic design, the uptick is good news. Digital printing, Smithers PIRA says, will grow 250 percent in the next decade.
PostNet owners are well positioned to meet that demand. PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer local, professional, one-on-one service and support to the small and medium-sized businesses that are the primary consumers of digital printing, according to IBIS World...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First North Hollywood Location »

November 26, 2014 at 8:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - North Hollywood, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in North Hollywood on November 19. Franchise owners Daniel Neciosup-Acuna and Jair Neciosup-Paz, along with manager Bethany Acuna, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support PennyLane.
The new restaurant, located at 4821 Lankershim Blvd., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to PennyLane. In addition, 2,500 flyers were circulated, each containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate an additional $1 to PennyLane...

Build-A-Bear Celebrates Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th Anniversary On Television In Golden Style »

November 26, 2014 at 7:55AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 26, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that the Company is launching a signature line of products commemorating Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his 50th Anniversary on television. First airing in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lit up the world with his magical glow and fearless heart. Build-A-Bear Workshop® is celebrating that spirit with its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer golden anniversary collection.
"There is no other reindeer as iconic as the little guy with the big heart, glowing nose, and bright future," said Gina Collins, Build-A-Bear Workshop chief marketing officer. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Clarice have been cherished additions to our assortment of Build-A-Bear Workshop friends for years...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Pueblo, CO »

November 26, 2014 at 7:36AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on N. Elizabeth Street
[start[DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Pueblo, CO. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, is now open at 3414 North Elizabeth Street, operated under the ownership of Tye Olsen.
"We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Pueblo community," commented Tye Olsen, Brand Partner. "We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor."
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as strips all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Mango Habanero, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot...

Tony Roma's Continues Growth In Malaysia With Opening Of Eighth Restaurant »

November 26, 2014 at 7:23AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Newest Location in Johor Bahru is the First Outside of Kuala Lumpur
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Tony Roma's announced today that it opened its newest Malaysian location in Johor Bahru. The restaurant is the iconic American brand's newest addition in Asia, and represents what Tony Roma's has found as a thriving market for full-service restaurants in the region.
"We are proud to add the new Johor Bahru restaurant to our Malaysian family," remarked Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "With the success of our restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, it was important to expand to new markets in Malaysia, providing fans across the country with all that Tony Roma's has to offer, from signature food and beverages, to our award winning lamb ribs...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise Ranked As Top Franchise For Veterans »

November 26, 2014 at 7:15AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Franchise Makes Franchise Business Review's Top 100 Franchises for Veterans
FRANKLIN, IN - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise, one of the most respected commercial cleaning franchises in the country, has been named by Franchise Business Review as one of the Top 100 franchises for veterans in 2014.
Franchise Business Review is a franchise industry research firm that publishes reports throughout the year on the top-rated companies and industry segments within the franchise marketplace. To compile data for the report about veterans, the firm surveyed 3,679 franchisees, representing nearly 350 leading brands across the United States and Canada.
Office Pride has more than 120 franchise locations across 17 states with a history of steady growth...

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Named A Top Opportunity For Veterans »

November 26, 2014 at 7:09AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Auto Repair Franchise Makes Franchise Business Review's Top 100 List
HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Franchise Business Review has named Christian Brothers Automotive one of the top franchises for veterans. FBR surveys thousands of franchisees every year to gauge their satisfaction and the quality of the training and support they receive from their franchisors. The magazine recognized Christian Brothers Automotive in its November issue.
"Investing in a franchise can be a great opportunity for military veterans," Editorial Director Molly Rowe wrote in the introduction to the special report. "Many franchise companies offer special incentives and discounts to veterans to help get them started in business. But keep in mind, great incentives don't always equate to happy franchisees...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar In San Antonio, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Affordable Beauty with 7 Flawless Blo Out Styles to Choose From
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii congratulate franchise partner Athena Boyd with the opening of her 3rd Blo Blow Dry Bar. With the success of her first two Blo’s in Austin, TX she decided it was time to bring San Antonio the same affordable beauty experience. Her 3rd location opens November 29th at The Shops at Lincoln Heights, 999 E Basse Rd., Suite 182, San Antonio, TX. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.blomedry.com, calling 210-368-9473 or emailing blolincolnheights@blomedry...



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